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Football: SeyPearl Premier League |20 January 2020

Ten-man Dynamo pile pressure on Au Cap


Ten-man Northern Dynamo piled the pressure on bottom of the league side Au Cap with a 5-0 triumph at Stad Linite on Saturday afternoon in the only SeyPearl Premier League match to take place this weekend.

Dynamo tried to get an early goal as they went at their opponents and Joshua Adeline curled a free kick in the 7th minute but new Au Cap goalkeeper Jude Barra plucked the ball out of the air for a good save.

Dynamo though were too slow in their build-up and over-indulged in passing as Au Cap managed to regroup to break down their attack. Dynamo finally broke the stalemate on the stroke of half-time when Gambian striker Musa Njie, who had a poor match, released Lucas Panayi whose fierce low shot found refuge in the net to make it 1-0 at half-time.

Dynamo took only three minutes in the second period to stretch their lead as Adeline and Panayi exchanged passes to thread the ball to Malagasy Rajamana who raced through to thump the ball past goalie Barra for a 2-0 score.

Dynamo though suffered a setback in the 56th minute when Panayi was expulsed with a straight red card for swearing after falling victim to a strong tackle from Au Cap new defender Stephan Pierre.

Referee Alix Bonne consulted with his assistant Sadjee Padayachy before sending off Panayi though the Au Cap player should also have received his marching orders for retaliation and kicking Panayi as he limped on the sideline due to his injury sustained from the tackle which was not penalised by the officials.

Au Cap then had numerous chances to score such as in the 62nd minute when goalkeper Mario Banane gave the ball away to Ricko Chetty but he failed to hit the target and Wallus Mondon collected the ball to score but he was offside.

Chetty again had a gilt-edge opportunity two minutes later as he broke clear but hesitated allowing Dino Clarisse to recover and block his shot.

Dynamo though got back in the match and in the 74th minute, Errol Bastienne galloped forward to pick out substitute Nelson Etienne whose header was cleared on the goal line by goalkeeper Barra.

A minute later at the other end, Au Cap defender Jean-Yves Joseph went on a mazy run before releasing Marcus Louys who rounded goalkeeper Banane but the ball ran out of play.

Dynamo added a third goal in the 80th minute after a neat passing move involving Etienne, Adeline and Rajamana who fed substitute Malagasy Patrick Rasaminana who blasted the ball into the roof of the net to make it 3-0.

Glacis-based Dynamo had a good goal disallowed for a non-existent offside in the 81st minute after Rajamana pounced on a stray pass to combine with Rasaminana who filtered the ball to him to shoot home but assistant referee Padayachy signaled for a dubious offside.

Rasaminana, who changed the match after coming on for the disappointing Njie, won a penalty in the 82nd minute as he latched onto a through ball to glide past goalkeeper Barra but was brought down by Gavin Domingue for a penalty which he coolly slotted past goalkeeper Barra for a 4-0 advantage to complete his brace.

Dynamo were denied another clear penalty in the 89th minute when Etienne was upended by the outrushing goalkeeper Barra to flatten the Dynamo midfielder but referee Bonne was not convinced it was worthy of a penalty.

But still Dynamo completed the rout in the 91st minute from substitute Darren Khanny’s long ball to Rasaminana who set up his countryman Rajamana whose rasping shot flew into the roof of the net for a 5-0 victory which delighted their manager Nigel Michaud-Payet when he spoke to Sports NATION.

“We wanted to score loads of goal but we were too complacent in the first half but we raised our game in the second period and it is a good win which maintains our fourth position in the league,” Dynamo manager Michaud-Payet explained.

As for Au Cap manager Nichol Dogley, he said that his team are still adjusting after recruiting five local players from St Francis while losing defenders Dean Balette and Justin Riaze.

“We are in a precarious position where it will be difficult to avoid relegation but we want to ensure that we complete our fixtures and we have recruited young local players and they are still adapting to the team,” Dogley told Sports NATION.


R. J-L.



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